Grant Application Basics

Preparing a Research Grant Application

Provides links to guides on how to create grant applications to AHRQ to supporting research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care.

Overview of the Application Process

An overview of the application process.


Timeframe for Application Preparation

This guide is intended to help you plan the timing of preparation of your grant application. Give yourself plenty of time to write the application—at least three to six months.


Grant Application Tips

Tips to help you get started writing and submitting your grant application to AHRQ.


Essentials of the Research Plan

The research plan is the main part of a grant application describing a principal investigator's proposed research, stating its importance and how it will be conducted. This page describes the essentials of a research plan.


Common Problems Identified During Peer Review

Below is a list of many common problems that result in non-competitively scored applications.


Protection of Human Subjects in Research

This guide provides a step-by-step approach to planning, implementing, and sustaining a health services research infrastructure.
Page last reviewed October 2016
Page originally created August 2012
Internet Citation: Grant Application Basics. Content last reviewed October 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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